Kelly Walsh High School Design to be Revealed Next Week
Architects plan to unveil preliminary renovation plans for Kelly Walsh High School at a public meeting next week.
As part of a comprehensive, district-wide overhaul of aging school facilities, the Natrona County School District says it will spend nearly $10 million on the design process and the first phase of KW's construction with funds coming from the Wyoming School Facilities Commission.
KWHS principal Brad Diller says he’s excited about the public reveal.
“For me, as an educator, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of building the new school, and I think a lot of our faculty are looking at it that way,” Diller said. “We’re just excited about the opportunities it’s going to afford our students for years to come.”
Diller says long-time Casper residents will notice sweeping changes to the school.
“It’ll be a drastic change from what people are used to seeing,” Diller said. “The back of Kelly Walsh High School is going to be on 12th Street – our remodeled school will also open out toward 8th Street and the north.”
The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kelly Walsh High School cafeteria.
In January, district officials revealed an over $100 million renovation and restoration plan for Natrona County High School. Construction will begin on a $14 million multi-use annex at NCHS this summer.
KWHS opened in 1965.